Surname statistics for Arif

There are approximately 6,815 people named Arif in the UK. That makes it the 1,562nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 108 are named Arif.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)68151562N/A108
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States86226587less than 0.0013
Australia7318592less than 0.0014


People with the surname Arif are less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Mohammed Arif
Muhammad Arif
Mohammad Arif
Imran Arif
Saleem Arif
Nadeem Arif
Syed Arif
Mustafa Arif
Waqas Arif
Irfan Arif
Abdul Arif
Omar Arif
Rizwan Arif
Muhammed Arif
Jawad Arif
Naeem Arif
Sajid Arif
Farhan Arif
Khalid Arif
Kamran Arif

Top female forenames

Sadia Arif
Saima Arif
Joan Arif
Fozia Arif
Uzma Arif
Shazia Arif
Yasmin Arif
Natasha Arif
Jane Arif
Tulay Arif
Fakhra Arif
Batul Arif
Salma Arif
Sadaf Arif
Huma Arif
Nazia Arif
Naz Arif
Farah Arif
Raazia Arif
Rana Arif


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.